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The demystification of dave hill! let's all help!

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Old 12-26-2009, 03:05 AM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

@Troco
Thanks for your informations about the Dave Hill Style but your pictures are not looking like Dave Hill.
But your pictures you interesting... so dont worry:-)

I shared my techniques on two webinars in the last two months and will do some other webinars. No Problems.
You can find the information when i do another one on my blog
http://www.calvinhollywood-blog.com

But dont expect to much.... i dont have secret techniques.
I use many many techniques in lighning and ps.
I cant explain all what i do in one hour or in a post here.

And i am sure Dave Hill cant explain his style here or anywhere else in some minutes or hours too.

By the way... Adam Bartas is absolutly right with some of his words.

lg Calvin
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Old 12-26-2009, 10:57 AM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

Hello calvin, thats right! dont look like dave at all, but are inspired in that kind of look, i dont wanna copy, i wanna find my own way to catch the soul of a shot, but i know that i can get that look if i had the correct lighting set up, this is the key.

i will try to take a picture in the next days and show you what im talking about.

the ring flash do the skintone, and the rim lights help to separate the models from the backgrounds, dave use 4 or 5 lights in his set ups, another important thing is the outdoors, when you do the shot outside, the sunlight help you to get the right postpro.

here is another photographer that REALLY get the look :P (i think theyre friends haha)
http://www.calebkuhl.com/portfolio/Gallery_1

i hope that this few tips help us!
keep in touch!

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Old 01-15-2010, 09:20 PM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

my result in pursuit of you
http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/9849/9copyd.jpg
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Old 01-16-2010, 07:29 AM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

Thats looking good!
Can you talk about your post processing?

Cheers
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Old 01-25-2010, 05:54 AM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

Here is a before/after from my latest shoot:

http://www.sambondphoto.com/files/BeforeAfter.jpg

1x Nikon SB900 into 46" umbrella, camera left
1x Metz 48-AF behind band.

Shot with a Nikon D300. Coloured in Lightroom, Very minimal dodging and burning in Photoshop.

It's all about the lighting!

Any questions?
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Old 01-25-2010, 06:28 AM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

Nice work Sam, completely agree re: the lighting. Whilst i like this shot, by virtue of the minimal D n B I think the image lack some of the pop that D H achieves.

Also, some of the global corrections have seem to have lost quite a bit of detail in the subjects clothing, i.e. teh bodies look very dark, although this could have been intended?
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Old 02-08-2010, 06:34 PM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

I use channels basically. Contrasting certain colours and overlaying them. Plus sharpening for a dave hillish look. Some more can be seen at
http://www.commercialphotographer.co.nz
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Old 02-09-2010, 02:55 AM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

Richard, are you able to provide a more detailed workflow?
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Old 02-09-2010, 04:25 AM
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Re: The demystification of dave hill! let's all he

bit of info here http://advancedphotoshop.co.uk/podcasts.php under Richard Wood
Otherwise, its lengthy and complicated. I will in the short future place a downloadable tutorial of some sort on my website. Private message me you details and I can let you know when I've done it. Workflow hard to summerise but can assure you its not about Lucis Art, HDR or overdone layers and layers of over sharpening or highpasses etc. Tis more local adjustments rather than global. In a nutshell, its about colour levels as burning adjustments (channels I guess in a way) smoothing(blurring), dodging and burning. And series and series of different layer overlaysmultiplies/softlights etc of sorts The www.commercialphotographer.co.nz is a small sample. You'll find more at www.richardwood.co.nz but its a real different mix of all sorts in there and really needs a tidy up.
Keep bugging me and I'll get a prop tut done
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